Master Plan for Aging
About The Master Plan for Aging (MPA)
Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (MPA). The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.
The MPA was released on January 6th, 2021. It outlines five bold goals and twenty-three strategies to build a California for All Ages by 2030. To drive implementation, Agencies across the Administration have committed to 123 action-ready initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. Visit the MPA website to view each of these initiatives; the Data Dashboard for Aging, which will track the MPA’s progress over ten years; and a Local Playbook to drive local age- and disability-friendly planning and action.
- Click to view the MPA Press Release
- Click to view to the MPA Press Conference with CHHS Secretary Ghaly and CDA Director McCoy Wade
- Visit the MPA website to view the plan, the Local Playbook, and the Data Dashboard for Aging
- Click to view the MPA Five Bold Goals Virtual Summit on January 13, 2021: Video Part ONE, Part TWO, Part THREE | Presentation | Transcript. This event was hosted by CHHS and CDA and featured State leaders, stakeholders and legislators for an overview of the MPA’s five goal areas and how we anticipate moving forward with implementation
The Master Plan for Aging released its first Progress Report on July 14th, 2021.
Master Plan for Aging Implementation & Oversight
The Implementing the Master Plan for Aging in CA Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030.
The Master Plan for Aging outlines five bold goals and twenty-three strategies to build a California for All Ages by 2030. To drive implementation, Agencies across the Administration have committed to 123 action-ready initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. Visit the MPA website to view each of these initiatives. The MPA’s progress will be tracked over ten years using the Data Dashboard for Aging, which was created in alignment with the Master Plan.
Policies, programs, and partnerships that advance specific MPA initiatives and goals will continue to be led by the respective agencies & departments, stakeholders, legislators, and partners. Examples of key stakeholder committees for MPA success include, among others, the CHHS Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee (Initiative 43), CHHS Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee (Initiative 67), CDA Equity in Aging Advisory Committee (Initiative 80), CDA Aging and Disability Resource Connections Advisory Committee (Initiative 98), and the California Commission on Aging.
There are also new stakeholder forums in formation per the MPA, including the Direct Care Workforce Solutions Table (Initiative 111) and the Elder & Disability Justice Coordinating Council (Initiative 93).
Additionally, there are a range of ongoing and emerging stakeholder work groups addressing priorities for older adults and adults with disabilities. For example, nursing home and congregate care (covering multiple initiatives), strengthening aging hubs/Area Agency on Aging leadership structures (initiative 101), and building university research partnerships (Initiative 102), among others.
For information about any of these workgroups and engagement opportunities, send an email to Engage@aging.ca.gov.
For specific Agency or Department stakeholder engagement opportunities related to aging and disability, please contact the lead Agency or Department directly (or email Engage@aging.ca.gov for assistance).
On July 1st, 2021, the Implementing the MPA in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee was announced, with membership representing diverse areas of expertise and experience in aging, disability, and racial justice programs, operations, services, and policy. This committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030.
IMPACT Stakeholder Committee Membership:
- Susan DeMarois, Director of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California & Northern Nevada Chapter
- Andy Imparato, JD, Executive Director, Disability Rights California
- Nancy McPherson, MPA, State Director, AARP California
- Sarita Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA, President & CEO, The SCAN Foundation
- Doug Moore, Executive Director, United Domestic Workers Association
- Sharon Nevins, LCSW, MPA, Director, Department of Aging & Adult Services, San Bernardino County
- Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice in Aging
- Kiran Savage-Sangwan, MPA, Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Fernando Torres- Gil, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at University of California- Los Angeles
Learn more about the IMPACT Committee’s purpose, background, and operations.
MPA Development: Stakeholder & Public Engagement
The Master Plan for Aging was developed between June 2019 and December 2020. Stakeholders and the public played key roles in shaping this plan that will guide California in building a state for ALL ages. The Together We EngAGE campaign collected input from the public and our stakeholders via meetings, community and legislative roundtables, surveys, emails, summits, and Webinar Wednesdays. From July 10 -24th, 2020, the California Department of Aging collected input specifically on how COVID-19 has affected the lives of Californians and how these lessons learned should inform the Master Plan.
To view the Public Engagement activities, including the recordings of Webinar Wednesdays, please visit the Master Plan for Aging Public Engagement Activities and the Stakeholder & Public Feedback pages.
MPA Development: Stakeholder Advisory Committees & Subcommittees
The Governor’s Executive Order called for the creation of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a Long-Term Services & Supports Subcommittee, and a Research Subcommittee. In early 2020, the SAC determined a need for an advisory body that would ensure that an equity-lens is applied to the SAC’s recommendations to the Administration. The Equity Work Group formed and began meeting in February 2020. Each of these committees’’ meetings were open to the public and public comment was encouraged.
For more information about these committees and their recommendations to the Master Plan for Aging, please visit the MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committees Page.